SILCHAR, Dec 28: AIUDF president Badrauddin Ajmal suffered a setback in his attempt to approve the Hailakandi ad hoc committee of the party as Moulana Tayeebur Rahman, an influential cleric who is chief advisor to the party since its inception, stood as a roadblock. The ad hoc committee was constituted by local MLA Salim Uddin Barbhuiya.
Salim had allegedly constituted the Hailakandi ad hoc committee of the party only with members loyal to him. He, according to allegations, had ousted former district president Anil Nath, the only Hindu leader in the Hailakandi district unit of the party. Outspoken Nath had openly criticized the party high command when the district committee of the party had been dissolved after the last general elections.
Ajmal arrived in Hailakandi after eight long months, and now he is trying his best to convince the irate party workers about the prospects of AIUDF in Barak Valley. When he made it clear that the ad hoc committee that was constituted by Salim Uddin would get his final nod, Moulana Tayeebur, chief of Northeast Nadwatut Tamir, raised his objection to the move. There are allegations that Salim Uddin had allegedly neglected Nadwatut and Jamiat leaders while forming the Hailakandi district committee.
Moulana Tayeebur, according to sources, had suggested that the new Hailakandi committee of the party should be constituted with five representatives each from Nadwatut and Jamiat, five to be picked up by Salim Uddin and two each from Anil Nath and Mafajjul Barbhuiya camps. Ajmal spent two hours with Moulana Tayeebur on Saturday to convince the latter, but to no avail.
Meanwhile, Ajmal asked party workers in Hailakandi to get united to fight State Excise Minister Gautam Roy in Karimganj. Ajmal alleged that Muslim youths in Hailakandi district were falsely branded as terrorists. THE SENTINEL